How does culture impact on women's leadership in higher education?: a case study in Vietnam

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Author: Le, Ngan Thi Thuy


Whilst the subject of women and educational leadership is well documented internationally, research in this field is rare in Vietnam. This scarcity consolidates the commonly held belief that equity has been achieved in this country which masks the persistence of gender discrimination and social injustice. Drawing on the experiences of six women leaders, this study explored how culture shaped the way women led as well as their beliefs and perceptions about leadership in higher education in Vietnam. This qualitative research was conducted within a phenomenological theoretical framework...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Management; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Equity; Career development; Culture and society

Keywords: Leadership; Social justice; Sex discrimination; Equal opportunity; Equal treatment; Career goal; Cultural aspects

Geographic subjects: Vietnam; Asia

Published: [Hamilton, New Zealand]: University of Waikato, 2011

Physical description: v, 108 p.

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On cover: A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Education at the University of Waikato

Resource type: Thesis

Call number: TD/TNC 111.203

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